Denise Davis

Redlands City Council, District 1


Denise will be the first openly LGBTQ person elected to the Redlands City Council


Denise Davis is the Director of the Women’s Resource Center at the University of California, Riverside. Denise has spent her career working in Student Affairs and teaching Gender and Sexuality Studies in higher education. She is passionate about issues pertaining to social justice advocacy, gender equity, the LGBTQ community, and women’s political participation. In 2017, she launched the inaugural Persist Women’s Political Engagement Conference at the University of California, Riverside, which was the first of its kind in the region. The 300-person event brought together students, scholars, elected officials, and those who work in the non-profit arena with a focus on inspiring women to get more involved at every level of government. Denise is a 2018 graduate of the Emerge California program, is active in her community as an elected assembly district delegate for the Democratic Party, and is currently running for City Council in Redlands District 1

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